Headlines 2022

JEDI News & Learning Opportunities – July 2022

JEDI Working Group Launched and Early Activity  The Department of Physical Therapy’s newly formed JEDI Working Group officially got off the ground at the end of February, with members who’re passionately contributing their diversity of voices, experiences, identities and expertise from the UBC PT community across UBC-Vancouver, UNBC and beyond!    Since launching, the working […]

Dr Linda Li Receives a 2022 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award

Each year, the Faculty of Medicine recognizes faculty members who exemplify exceptional contributions in the areas of education, research and/or service, and who are dedicated to advancing both the Faculty’s values and vision of transforming health for everyone.   Congratulations to Dr Linda Li – recipient of a 2022 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award […]

Congratulations to the 2021 Top Doctoral Student and Rising Star Award recipients!

It’s been a great week in the Department this week due to our trainees’ outstanding success in the VCHRI (Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute) “Rising Star” and Doctoral student Awards! 2 of the 6 rising star awards were won by trainees from our department. These awards recognize research excellence, service as role models, and other […]

BC Gov News – Expanded UBC Master of Physical Therapy Program Coming to Surrey

View the full press release here. View the Faculty of Medicine article here. More people in Surrey and the Fraser Valley will be able to pursue careers in physical therapy at a new training space coming to Surrey. “Physical therapists provide vital and life-improving services for British Columbians. We know there’s an increasing need for […]

Jason Craig joins as a PT Knowledge Broker

July is a time of transition in the position of PT Knowledge Broker working with Alison Hoens – we say a heartfelt thank you to Paul Blazey for his exemplary work over the past year and extend a warm welcome to Jason Craig who steps into the position. We wish Paul all the best for […]

Dr Alex Scott awarded 2022 Innovation and Translational Research Award

VCHRI’s Innovative and Translation Research Awards fund innovative research that will improve health care systems and the well-being of patients across Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care. This year’s recipients are putting new knowledge into practice, implementing research outcomes and turning discoveries into commercial opportunities.

BBC – CrowdScience: How do you balance on a bicycle?

AUDIO: Dr Lara Boyd explained the science behind how we learn to ride a bicycle.

National Physiotherapy Month 2022

May is National Physiotherapy Month in Canada. Physical therapists are primary care professionals who work in a variety of settings, such as rehabilitation centers, hospitals, community health centers, and private clinics in both rural and urban areas. This month,  physiotherapists in every province and territory have a chance to talk about their profession, and the […]

OPERAS App Wins the Arthritis Society Olga Munari Ideator Award

Congratulations to Dr Linda Li and her team who won the Arthritis Society Olga Munari Ideator Award for the OPERAS App development.    At the inaugural Arthritis Ideator Awards, OPERAS received the Arthritis Society Olga Munari Ideator Award. The four winners were selected from among eight finalists who presented their innovations to the judges at […]

OPERAS Arthritis Tool Selected as a Finalist – Arthritis Society People’s Choice Award

We are excited to share that the OPERAS arthritis self-care tool has been selected by the Arthritis Society as 1 of 8 finalists for the Arthritis Ideator Award. On April 21st, the research team led by Dr Linda Li will meet a panel of judges for a chance to win Canada’s best arthritis innovation. To […]